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MCGAFFEY, NEW MEXICO


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Elevation: 7861 feet     Latitude: 35 23N     Longitude: 108 33W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate

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This climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. It is transitional to the tropical wet-dry climate on the equatorward side and to the mediterranean climate on its poleward margin, with a cooler, wetter winter resulting from the higher latitude and mid-latitude frontal cyclone activity. Annual precipitation totals are greater than in tropical and subtropical desert climates. Yearly variations in amount are not as extreme as in the true deserts but are nevertheless large.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).

The average temperature for the year in McGaffey is 43.2°F (6.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 63.8°F (17.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 24.5°F (-4.2°C).

The highest recorded temperature in McGaffey is 104.0°F (40°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in McGaffey is 65.0°F (18.3°C), which was recorded in December.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in McGaffey is 18.8" (477.5 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 2.8" (71.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.7" (17.8 mm). There are an average of 65.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 10.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 3.0 days.

In McGaffey, there's an average of 52.3" of snow (0 cm). The month with the most snow is January, with 11.3" of snow (28.7 cm).



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